[gmx-users] binding energy for membrane system

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Thu Jul 25 13:36:23 CEST 2013

On 7/25/13 12:51 AM, Albert wrote:
> Hello:
>   I notice that the manual or tutorial in Gromacs (FEP, unbralla sampling, TI
> and so on) website for binding energy evaluation are all for protein in water. I
> am just wondering how can we evaluate the protein/ligand binding affinity for
> membrane system accurately? Probably the most difficult thing is to evaluate the
> term from protein/lipids and protein/water part, since the system is
> heterogeneous instead of homogeneous.

Have a look through the literature to see what other people do.  The Gromacs 
manual and tutorials are not going to be definitive sources for everything, nor 
do they claim to be.  Probably PMF is the way to go.



Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
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